Mission Statement


"Govern community water and sewer services

in a safe, environmentally responsible,

cost-effective, and lawful manner."


District Commissioners


Herb Barker

In service since 1995

Postion 3, Commissioner, term expires in 2019

Mike Roberts

In service since 2001

Postion 2, President, term expires in 2023

Gordon Nolan

In service since 2011

Postion 1, Secretary, term expires in 2021


District Staff


Ken Vogel, District Manager

Terre Trenberth, Administrative Assistant

Markus Mcleod, Operator

Brief History of the District


Samish Water District was formed in  1970 to provide sewer service to homes  around Lake Samish with failing and  inadequate septic systems. The District operates as a municipal government  agency under chapter 57 Revised Code of Washington. In early 1975 Samish Water District  purchased the property on Nulle Road  with plans to build an administrative  office and sewage tratment facility. In late 1975  construction of the sewage system  began with funding made possible by  Federal and State Grants, the sale of  revenue bonds and assessments paid by property owners. The District's sewer system stretches from North Lake  Samish to Highway 20 at which point the  sewage is delivered to the City of  Burlington for final treatment. Today Samish Water District collects and  treats the sewage of approximately  470 residential customers and 30  commercial customers in Whatcom and Skagit Counties.